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L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site

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Address: Route 430, L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 2X0, Canada
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+1 709-458-2417

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The UNESCO World Heritage Site - Home of Lief the Lucky

This is the actual Viking Historical Site and part of the World Heritage System. The museum shows the history of the place and we learn it was home to Lief the Lucky and the... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Toronto, Ontario
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Toronto, Ontario
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is the actual Viking Historical Site and part of the World Heritage System. The museum shows the history of the place and we learn it was home to Lief the Lucky and the Viking people who settled here as early as 1000 AD.

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Oakville, Canada
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The place is out of the ordinary with the people dressed in period clothing. The gift shop had allot of items and there was a great movie explaining how the Norsemen came to Canada and dealings with the first people here.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

I love the stories of the Vikings and am fascinated to think these intrepid explorers came to North America...and as far south as Newfoundland. We drove north from Gros Morne National Park in a driving rain, walked the museum as "The Meadows", walked the trails (still raiing!), explored the Viking reconstructions and left - very wet, and VERY happy. The... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Visited in early September and just getting time to review this part of a wonderful trip. Arrived at L'Anse Aux Meadows fairly early in the morning. Did not take most of the guided tour but drifted in and out gathering many interesting facts. The presenters were very well informed and able to answer any inquiries presented to them. The physical... More 

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Loved joining in to this working museum; it is an all day affair. Be a Viking for the day. GIFT SHOP. Take a Picnic Lunch. Ladies are weaving with an old spinning wheel. See the bow and arrows and other weapon they used for hunting.

1 Thank Vicki K
Gatineau, Canada
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Wonderful sight.There are no Viking buildings here,but the guided tour of the archeological dig,is excellent. Many natural plants,which are protected by a boardwalk.Very good information centre,and gift shop.

1 Thank Czarina T
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

Since years I dreamt of visiting L'Anse Aux Meadows and I was not disappointed. It is a fascinating and touching experience I highly recommend to visit.

1 Thank ExcelsiorHH
Mont Tremblant, Canada
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

So much has been written about this National Historic site that it is difficult to add any new insights. However, I want to take this opportunity to encourage anyone who has not visited the West Coast and Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland to add this area to your travel plans. You will not be disappointed particularly if you visit this historical... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is a site worth visiting if you are interested in history. There are three parts to the site; the Interpretative Center, the archeological site of the settlement, and the recreation of the village. As well there is a sculpture commemorating the meeting of the two branches of humans for the first time: the ones who migrated west into Europe... More 

1 Thank trainfan2000
Hod Hasharon
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

After an amazing stay on Quirpon Island (Reviewed by me separately) we stopped at L'anse Aux Meadows for a highly recommended visit. The visitor center at the place is a magnificent wooden building with beautiful architecture. The artifacts and information in the center are clearly and beautifully presented. The boardwalk to the actual Viking site is well maintained. It was... More 

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